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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 29, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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over the pan. Boston fell down in its
When it comes right down to sen
sational finishes it looks as if the Na
tional league is going to furnish
more fire than the American. The
latter has about run its sensational
portion to a finish. The National
run is reany just starting. i
19 By losing yesterday to Philadel
phia, Brooklyn did a fine httle slip
and it landed them just one point
above the team that trimmed them.
And while the two leaders are hav
ing it out, the third and fourth teams
in the standing are also going to
each other hot and heavy.
Boston's hold on third place got
an awful jolting when the New York
Giants stretched their winning rec
ord to 25 games by taking both ends
of a double bill from Stallings crew.
New York nearly went crazy when
the McGrawites tossed the last Bos
ton man out in the ninth inning of
the second game. Thirty-six thou- ,
sand fans cheered madly throughout
the two games, Never has a team
had better support than New York is
giving the Giants right now. It seems j
that every New York player is just
bubbling over with pep. Benny Kauff '
entered the hero column in the sec
ond game by slapping out a home
run with the bases full. He had to
share honors with Ferdinand Schupp,
however, as this twirler allowed the
Boston batters but one safe blow.
Both contests were shut-outs. The
first game was really won by Davy
Robertson as he scored both runs,
one of them on a clean homer.
The real answer to Philadelphia's
trimming Brooklyn was rank pitch
ing by Cheney and good pitching by
Brooklyn has two games to play
- with the Phillies" and four with New
'York. Philadelphia has two with
Brooklyn and six with Boston. Bos
ton has three with New York and six
with Philadelphia. New York has
three with Boston and four with
The first four teams in the league,
then, are fighting it out among
themselves. The winners should
surely be entitled to the flag. They
will have to trim first division teams
all through to the end of the sea
son. The Cubs and Pirates are having a
nice little fight all of their own. One
of these two teams will have the
h(jnor (?) of leading the second di
vision. St. Louis and Cincinnati are
bound to be the trailers.
Looks like Louisville has got the
American ass'n pennant cinched. In
order for Indianapolis to tie the lead
ers, Louisville would have to lose
four games to Toledo, while Indian
apolis was taking five straight from
Our Cublets, are nearly all back
home again, after a m rank trip
through the east, Saturday and
Sunday they tackle the Cardinals for
the windup of the season.
Andy Williams landed a knockout
on Johnny Harvey of New York in a
scheduled ten-round bout at Cicero
last night. '
Andy Ward, sensational sprinter,
finally got his passport to Norway
and Sweden. An order from Sec'y of
State Lansing landed the paper that
allowed Andy to have a chance to
show his athletic skill-abroad. He
left yesterday with Ted Meredith, Jo
Loomis, Bob Simpson and Fred Mur
ray. MaYoon varsity eleven trimmed
the freshmen Thursday afternoon
and got even for the trouncing hand
ed them by the same freshies a cou
ple of days ago.
o o
Stranger How many machines
pass here a day?
Farmer I couldn't tell ye; exactly,
Tourist Oh, about how many?
Farmer It all depends.
Tourist Well, on the average?
Farmer Wal, stranger, the aver
age varies

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